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Department of Geology

Awards and Honors

2016Congratulations to: 
 Department of GeologyDuring the Society of Eploration Geophysicists (SEG) annual meeting in Dallas this year (October 16-21, 2016), the K-State Geology SEG Chapter received Ridge Level status, in recognition of our geophysical activities and contributions in the area of exploration seismology. More details about this bump in our status are available on the department's home page.
 Adam LaneAdam received the prestigeous O.R. Grawe award from the Association of Missouri Geologists! The honor is awarded annually to outstanding upperclassmen in geology in the state of Missouri. We are thankful he decided to move west for graduate school! More details about his award are here: http://www.missourigeologists.org/Grawe.htm
 Jacob Clayton, Austin Noll and Kyle MarquartEach student received a generous scholarship from the Kansas Geological Foundation! Congrats!
 Ian Andree, Katie Garth, and Grant ZweifelhoferEach student received GSA Graduate Research Awards from Council of Geological Society of America, a highly competitive student research grant program!
 Colleen Gura and Michelle BerubeEach student received an award for their presentations in the K-State GRAD Forum! Outstanding!
 Austin Krehel, Morgan Richardson, Anthony Lueck, Aria Linares, Chance Reece, and Josh RennakerThe students, led by Drs. Raef and Totten, took third place at the 2016 AAPG Imperial Barrel competition! Well done!
 Anna MaynardAnna received a scholarship from the Geological Society of Nevada!
 Brooks RyanBrooks received a K-State Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry award to support his research!
 Carmen Amos, Ian Andree, and Chance ReeceEach student received scholarships for graduate research from the Kansas Geological Foundation!
   
2015Congratulations to: 
 Carmen Amos, Ben Haller, Brooks RyanEach student was awarded K-State Arts & Sciences scholarships for undergraduate research.
 Austin KrehelAustin was selected to participate in the Student Education Program jointly offered by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and ExxonMobil!
 Keithan MartinKeithan received a graduate student research grant from the Kansas Geological Foundation!
 Aria LinaresAria was awarded graduate student research grants from the Association for Women Geoscientists Osage Chapter and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts!
 Dr. Saugata DattaSaugata is a recipient of a Big 12 faculty fellowship to develop an experimental hydrogeology program with faculty at Texas A&M!
 Dr. Charles (Jack) OviattJack was elected to be a Geological Society of America Fellow! He was nominated for his many decades of exemplary published work on the stratigraphy, sedimentology, chronology, geomorphology, and paleolimnology of Lake Bonneville.
 Michael TummonsMichael is a recipient of a 2015 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program award! Funds for the grant were generously donated by the Barrett family. He will use the funding to support his geomicrobiology research.
 Anna Maynard, Michael TummonsEach student successfully applied for research funding through the Geological Society of America!
 Jasper HobbsJasper won a prize for best oral presentation at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM! Nice work! 
 Dr. BruesekeMatt, along with collaborators at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Bucknell University, were awarded a research grant from NSF to study the Wrangell Volcanic Belt in Alaska!
 Jennifer RoozeboomJennifer received the Bill and Norma Johnson Kansas Geological Foundation scholarship for 2015 Spring semester!
   
2014Congratulations to: 
 Michael VegaMichael received a Sigma Xi grant-in-aid of research!
 Michael VegaMichael received a K-State Arts & Sciences undergraduate research award for his project "Cooccurrence of As and Mn in the Drinking Water of Southeast Asia: A Geochemical Approach"!
 Caleb Dodd, Anna Downey, Jasper HobbsEach received a K-State Graduate Student Council travel award!
 Shovon Barua, Caleb Dodd, Anna Downey, Jasper HobbsEach received a K-State Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Research Travel Award!
 Caleb DoddCaleb received a Society of Economic Geologists student research grant for his igneous petrology research!
 Anna DowneyAnna was awarded a Wyoming Geological Association J.D. Love Scholarship for her igneous petrology research!
 Dr. BruesekeMatt received a K-State USRG award for research that will examine the economic potential of instrusive rocks near Yellowstone!
 Dr. KirkMatt received a Kansas NSF EPSCoR award through the First Awards in Climate or Energy Research program! The study examines carbon dioxide as a control on microbial activity in anoxic environments.
 Anna DowneyAnna received a Tobacco Root Geological Society field scholarship!
 Jennifer Roozeboom, Shovon Barua, Anna Downey, Brien WilsonEach student successfully applied for research funding through the Geological Society of America!
 Jasper Hobbs, Brent CampbellBoth students received student research awards from AAPG!
 Aria LinaresAria was awarded a generous Timothy R. Donoghue Scholarship from K-State!
 Jasper HobbsJasper received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Award for his igneous petrology research!
 Anna DowneyAnna received a research travel award from K-State Arts & Sciences that she will use to present research findings at a Geological Society of America regional meeting!
 Brien Wilson, Logan KellyBoth students were recognized with awards for their presentations in the K-State Research Forum!
 Dr. Kempton and Dr. DattaPamela and Saugata received a K-State International Incentives award to support an international workshop! The workshop will explore benefits of bringing the critical zone observatory paradigm to research at Konza Prairie.
 Michael VegaMichael received a K-State Arts & Sciences undergraduate research travel award!
 Jennifer RoozeboomJennifer received a conference travel award from the K-State graduate school to present Geochronology research at the North-Central Geological Society of America meeting!
 Gabriela VillaniGabriela received a K-State Arts & Sciences undergraduate research award for her work on coalbed methane in southeastern Kansas!
 Anna Downey, Logan Kelly, Megan WallEach student received generous scholarships for graduate research from the Kansas Geological Foundation!